[Mailman-Users] Spam detection issue

Re@lබණ්ඩා™ realbanda at gmail.com
Sat Oct 12 07:57:31 CEST 2013

Hi Stephen,

Really thanks for the comprehensive answer. In my situation I'm using
following reg expression to catch spam.

X\-Spam\-Flag\: Yes.*

Is it wrong?

I have a separate server for spamassasin and not using an extension like
you mentioned above.


On Tue, Oct 8, 2013 at 8:11 PM, Stephen J. Turnbull <stephen at xemacs.org>wrote:

> Re at lබණ්ඩා™ writes:
>  > I've detected something doubtful situation in mailman because it has
>  > released an email with spam flagged.
> Mailman doesn't know anything about spam or spam flags.  Mailman's
> native filtering uses regular expressions, and takes certain actions
> based on matches to those regular expressions.  In the case of use
> with SpamAssassin, I would recommend setting Mailman to HOLD or
> DISCARD when the expression
>     ^X-Spam-Flag:\s*Yes
> matches.
> There is also an extension, not maintained by this project, which
> calls SpamAssassin from Mailman, but I don't know how that works.  It
> may reject mail itself, or it may pass on the responsibility to the
> filters as above.
> You need to tell us more about how spam filtering is configured on
> your system.

Re at lBanda

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